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Occurred : 7/30/1969 13:00 (Entered as : 07/30/69 13:00)
Reported: 6/21/2012 2:47:02 PM 14:47
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Akron, OH
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 hours
Giant Silver Ball Hanging Over Akron In the Late 1960's

In 1969 or 1970 when I was a little girl I saw a UFO. I lived on the North Hill in Akron, Ohio. One summer night, I believe late in the summer there was a giant silver ball in the sky that just hung in the sky for about 3-4 hours in the middle of the day. It was hanging in the western sky. The whole neighborhood saw it, in fact I think they may have even talked about it on the news. There was a Goodyear Blimp Hangar in Akron so the first thing everyone thought was that it could have been a new weird shaped Blimp, but they said it wasn’t the blimp. It was just a great big silver ball and it didn’t move. The adults in the neighborhood did not seem to be afraid of it, so I wasn’t scared but I have always wondered what that dang thing was.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))